Example sentences for: deter

How can you use “deter” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Border Patrol agents were still using manual typewriters; inspectors at ports of entry were using a paper watchlist; the asylum and other benefits systems did not effectively deter fraudulent applicants.

  • By making Starr look like an obsessed Ahab, Clinton and "First Spear Carrier" James Carville (Gigot) hope to taint the investigation and deter Congress from impeaching the president with the independent counsel's wiggy evidence.

  • For instance, there's a legitimate question to be raised about what you do about someone who's already serving life without parole who kills an inmate or guard; how to deter a murderer who shoots the cop trying to arrest him, figuring he has nothing to lose; and other such situations.

  • But even the judge approved only the most overt nanny-state measures requested by the FDA, acknowledging the agency's power grab by rejecting the proposals that don't directly deter teen smoking.

  • Other legitimate objectives include removing predators from the general population and setting an example to deter potential criminals.


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